Open Knowledge and education at the new level of the web paradigm, by Danica Radovanovic
Open knowledge and education at the new
level of web paradigm
Usage of the open knowledge online services, social
networking and education
Pedagogical Faultlines, International Workshop on Alternatives in Education ,
Amsterdam, September 2007
The term knowledge is taken to include:
(OKD) sets out principles to define the 'open' in open
1.Content such as music, films, books, software
2. Data - scientific, historical, geographic or otherwise
3. Government and other administrative information
The simplest form:
quot;A piece of knowledge is open if you are
free to use, reuse, and redistribute itquot;
The concept of openness has already started to
spread rapidly beyond its original roots in academia
Open Knowledge Definition (OKD)
We already have:
• 'open access' journals, databases, e-resources
• open archives, open geodata, open content etc.
As the concept spreads so we are seeing a proliferation of
licenses and a potential blurring of what is open and
what is not.
About the Definition
What the Definition is Not
Web science - study of the web
• creative medium
• TBL- building a new Web, a better Web, building things
on top of the Web infrastructure
• studying Web systems is now an official discipline
(university courses –curriculum)
interactive way of learning -open educational resources
Todd Richmond’s presentation on open educational resources and Bob
• E-LIS - http://eprints.rclis.org/
• PLoS - http://www.plosone.org/home.action
• eIFL - http://www.eifl.net/cps/sections/home
• Google scholar - http://scholar.google.com/
• iTunesU – audio, video content
• ….and more
• Free Mac classroom - software packages and teaching
resources for schools,academia and offer wide coverage
of the curriculum.
– free online material
• MIT open course ware
Open science and knowledge: science blogs!
“Blogs would have been a great medium for interaction,
publishing, communication and collaboration in science,
a good place for showcasing [Serbian] scientific
achievement, which has been in the shade lately.”
Content, information, science
Authority, author, group, institutional
1000 sci - edu blogs in English blogosphere
Classroom blogs- -universities, scientific institutes, lectures.
Open notebook blogs - rare, notes, results from lab.
Business science blogs- sci-magazines, journals, information.
Life In Science blogs – personal blogs, scientists, researchers,
academia, science institutes etc.
Popular blogs – taking over the papers and trasnforms into
accessible terminology to the wider audience.
Politics of Science blogs – political, religious issues, focus is
science and scientific research (from Creationism to Global
to consider and discuss
wiki page to edit (thoughts, experiences, information…)
Open knowledge and science
Group e-learning professionals:
• Belgrade and Beyond:
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MSc.Information management professional
Project coordinator, Web activist, blogger
E-LIS editor, Serbia